Salary: $55,224.00 – $74,376.00 Annually
Location: Thurston County – Olympia, WA
Job Type: Full Time – Permanent
Closing Date: 9/18/2023 11:59 PM Pacific

We are looking for an energetic candidate to join our team. The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Human Resources Office has a dynamic and exciting opportunity to provide human resources support and be part of an environment where we strive to create and foster an inclusive culture.

Protecting Washington State’s natural resources for current and future generations is what we do every day. At DNR we believe there is not just one path to success, we believe in careers that grow with you. Whoever you are or wherever you come from in the world, there is a place for you here. If you are someone who is invested in public service and enjoys assisting others in order to become successful, this opportunity may be just for you!

We are looking for someone who enjoys working in a close, collaborative, hardworking team where we give you the space to share your strengths and we want you to show us what you can do! Innovate, grow, and discover in a place where you are encouraged to thrive.

DNR is looking for a Human Resource Consultant 2 (HRC2) to support the Senior Human Resources Investigator Consultant to work collaboratively advising appointing authorities, managers, senior consultants and employees during the employment investigation process.

As a HRC2 Investigation Consultant you will work under the guidance of State and Federal regulations, Department policies and procedures, and applicable collective bargaining agreements, RCW’s and WAC’s and allegations related to complaints authorized by appointing authorities.  This position interacts with all levels of managers, supervisors and employees within the agency and the general public.

Have we grabbed your attention? If you’re able to help promote a culture that fosters and inspires excellence throughout the DNR, we encourage you to apply.

Provide consultation on a variety of complex HR issues to the managers, supervisors and employees of assigned agency divisions and regions in the following functional areas:

  • Support Senior Investigator with investigations to include creation and sending of notices, scheduling interviews, transcription during interviews, and gathering evidence.
  • Work as investigation liaison in the absence of the Senior Investigator.
  • Assist with creation of investigation contracts scope documents, gather and maintain contracted documents and invoices
  • Work with Senior Investigator to update policies, procedures, processes, and forms.
  • Participating in meetings and other activities that support DNR goals and objectives.

Required Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in human resource management, business, criminal justice or related field from an accredited institution or a combination of education and/or experience equivalent.
  • Experience working collaboratively with employees, managers, and supervisors.
  • Knowledge on conducting investigations.
  • Experience in Microsoft products, specifically Microsoft Excel, Word and Adobe Acrobat.
  • Experience with typing meeting notes or transcription.
  • A working knowledge of and ability to interpret and apply laws, rules, CBA terms, policies, procedures, agency practices, and general theory in related to conducting investigations.
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering and supporting an environment that honors diversity, equity and inclusion and environmental justice practices.
  • Perform assigned duties in a manner consistent with applicable laws, regulations, policies and public records retention and requests are followed.
  • The ability to manage time, identify priorities, and multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • The ability to work as a team member.
  • The ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • The ability to take transcriptions and transcribe interviews.
  • DNR Core Competencies: 
    • Personal Accountability 
    • Value Others 
    • Compassionate Communication 
    • Inspire Others 
    • Commitment to Excellence 

Special Requirements and Conditions of Employment:

  • Position’s assigned duty station is the NRB in Olympia, WA.  Work is performed almost exclusively (95%) indoors environments.
  • Approximate: Position may require periodic (10%) travel for meetings and investigations throughout the state to include overnight stays.

Desired Qualifications: 

  • One year of professional human resource experience.
  • Experience in employment investigations, general investigation experience, interviewing and report writing.
  • PHR/SPHR or Related SHRM Certification.

Application Requirements:

  • To be considered you must apply online at
  • Attach a letter of interest describing how your experience and qualifications relate to the position profile and the position required, desired and special requirements.
  • Attach a resume describing your experience and qualifications.
  • Provide three to five professional references – you may attach a document, use the References text field in the online application, or include with resume. 
  • Important: Do not attach any documents that include photos or private information (social security number, year of birth, etc.).
  • Complete all supplemental questions.
  • Candidates that move forward in the recruitment process will be contacted via email from with interview information/scheduling instructions. Please monitor the email listed in your application materials and check your junk email folder to ensure you receive those communications.

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